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Can I manage ESXI 5.5 host  using Vcenter 5.1

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I have three ESXi 5.1 clusters and wanted to install another host running ESXi 5.5 .  I have a license for vcenter 5.1 that manages my three ESXi 5.1 host.  Can I also manage ESXi 5.5?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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The quick and short answer is NO!

You will need to upgrade to vCenter Server 5.5, to manage ESXi 5.5, and ESXi 5.1.

vCenter Server 5.1 cannot manage ESXi 5.5.

see the VMware Matrix here

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php
vCenter 5.1 and ESXi 5.5
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Andrew Hancock has saved me a lot research and work. Using this matrix I can now plan my deployment.
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